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Home >> Teams >> MLB Franchises >> National League >> Houston Astros >> 1979 Team Capsule >> Game Log

1979 Houston Astros (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 89-73 .549
Rank: 2nd in National League West
Run Differential: 583-582 + 1
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Tal Smith
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,900,312 10/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: John Mizerock (#8) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tony Pacheco
Assistant Coach: Bob Cluck
Assistant Coach: Jesus Alou
Hitting Coach: Deacon Jones
Pitching Coach: Mel Wright
Third Base Coach: Bob Lillis

#1 Draft Picks

J.R. Richard (#2), Bo McLaughlin (#14), Craig Reynolds (#22)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9071.559--
8973.5491.5
7983.48811.5
7191.43819.5
6893.42222.0
6694.41223.5
Full League Standings
  • Complete listing of games for the 1979 Houston Astros. Boxscores are available for all games.
  • The Playoffs column indicates whether a team was in the playoffs as of that date.
  • 1979 Houston Astros Game Log
    AprilGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    1HOUvs ATLW2-11-0156Yes--211
    2HOUvs ATLW6-02-0141Yes--817 
    3HOUvs ATLW2-03-0135Yes--1019 
    4HOUvs LANL1-23-1247Yes0.51138
    5HOUvs LANW2-14-1135Yes--1349 
    6HOUvs LANW10-35-1123Yes--23716 
    7HOU@ SFNL7-85-2235Yes0.5301515
    8HOU@ SFNL1-25-3237Yes1.5311714 
    9HOU@ SFNW4-37-3126Yes--442123
    10HOU@ SFNW9-17-3126Yes--442123 
    11HOU@ LANW4-08-3125Yes--482127 
    12HOU@ LANL6-108-4126Yes--543123 
    13HOU@ LANW4-09-4125Yes--583127 
    14HOUvs PITW5-410-4123Yes--633528 
    15HOUvs PITW5-411-4112Yes--683929 
    16HOUvs PITW3-212-4112Yes--714130
    17HOU@ CHNL0-412-5112Yes--714526 
    18HOU@ CHNW6-213-5112Yes--774730
    19HOU@ PITW9-814-5111Yes--865531 
    20HOU@ PITL5-1014-6122Yes--916526
    21HOU@ SLNW6-515-6122Yes--977027
    MayGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    22HOU@ SLNL6-715-7122Yes--1037726 
    23HOU@ SLNL2-515-8134Yes--1058223 
    24HOU@ SLNW4-116-8123Yes--1098326
    25HOU@ CINL5-616-9136Yes--1148925 
    26HOU@ CINL2-616-10137Yes--1169521
    27HOU@ CINL5-1717-11137Yes--12911415 
    28HOU@ CINW8-217-11137Yes--12911415 
    29HOUvs SLNL1-417-12138Yes--13011812
    30HOUvs SLNW5-418-12137Yes--13512213 
    31HOUvs SLNL1-318-13138Yes--13612511
    32HOUvs CHNL3-518-14249Yes0.51391309
    33HOUvs CHNW11-319-152410Yes--15013515 
    34HOUvs CHNL0-219-152410Yes--15013515 
    35HOUvs CHNW3-020-15248Yes--15313518 
    36HOUvs SFNL1-820-162512Yes0.515414311 
    37HOUvs SFNL4-820-172513Yes1.51581517 
    38HOUvs SFNL0-320-182513Yes21581544 
    39HOUvs SDNW3-221-182512Yes21611565 
    40HOUvs SDNL2-421-192514Yes31631603 
    41HOUvs SDNW1-023-192512Yes1.51701637 
    42HOUvs SDNW6-323-192512Yes1.51701637 
    43HOU@ ATLL5-723-203613No21751705
    44HOU@ ATLW4-124-203511Yes11791718 
    45HOU@ ATLL5-624-213613No21841777
    46HOU@ SDNL1-224-223615No1.51851796 
    47HOU@ SDNW9-025-223614No1.519417915 
    48HOU@ SDNW4-226-222512Yes0.519818117 
    49HOU@ SDNL4-526-232513Yes1.520218616
    50HOUvs CINW2-127-232411Yes0.520418717 
    51HOUvs CINW6-328-23139Yes--21019020
    52HOUvs CINW3-029-23139Yes--21319023 
    JuneGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    53HOUvs MONW3-230-23127Yes--21619224 
    54HOUvs MONW2-131-23138Yes--21819325 
    55HOUvs MONW5-432-23137Yes--22319726
    56HOUvs PHIW3-033-23125Yes--22619729 
    57HOUvs PHIL0-833-24136Yes--22620521 
    58HOUvs PHIW4-334-24136Yes--23020822
    59HOU@ NYNW5-035-24125Yes--23520827 
    60HOU@ NYNL0-435-25136Yes--23521223 
    61HOU@ NYNW5-336-25125Yes--24021525
    62HOU@ PHIL2-436-26136Yes--24221923 
    63HOU@ PHIL0-436-27136Yes--24222319 
    64HOU@ PHIW4-337-27136Yes--24622620 
    65HOU@ MONW2-138-27125Yes--24822721 
    66HOU@ MONL2-438-28125Yes--25023119
    67HOU@ MONL3-1938-29125Yes--2532503 
    68HOUvs NYNW3-239-29125Yes--2562524 
    69HOUvs NYNW3-140-29125Yes--2592536 
    70HOUvs NYNW5-441-29125Yes--2642577 
    71HOUvs SDNW2-142-29124Yes--2662588
    72HOUvs SDNW3-243-29124Yes--2692609 
    73HOUvs SDNW4-144-29124Yes--27326112 
    74HOUvs CINL1-245-30124Yes--27826315
    75HOUvs CINW4-045-30124Yes--27826315 
    76HOUvs CINW6-546-30124Yes--28426816
    77HOU@ SFNL3-646-31124Yes--28727413
    78HOU@ SFNW6-547-31124Yes--29327914
    79HOU@ SDNW4-148-31124Yes--29728017 
    80HOU@ SDNW3-049-31124Yes--30028020 
    JulyGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    81HOU@ SDNW4-150-31113Yes--30428123
    82HOU@ CINW3-251-31113Yes--30728324 
    83HOU@ CINW3-252-31113Yes--31028525
    84HOU@ CINL4-552-32113Yes--31429024
    85HOU@ CHNW4-253-32113Yes--31829226
    86HOU@ CHNL0-653-34124Yes--32130615 
    87HOU@ CHNL3-853-34124Yes--32130615 
    88HOU@ CHNL0-1053-35124Yes--3213165
    89HOUvs PITL3-453-36124Yes--3243204
    90HOUvs PITL1-553-37124Yes--3253250 
    91HOUvs PITL3-553-38124Yes--328330-2
    92HOUvs SLNL0-153-39126Yes--328331-3 
    93HOUvs SLNW3-254-39126Yes--331333-2
    94HOUvs SLNL1-354-40126Yes--332336-4 
    95HOU@ PITL5-954-42126Yes--339349-10 
    96HOU@ PITL2-454-42126Yes--339349-10
    97HOU@ PITL3-954-43137Yes--342358-16 
    98HOU@ PITL5-654-44149Yes--347364-17
    99HOU@ SLNW7-655-44148Yes--354370-16 
    100HOU@ SLNW3-256-44148Yes--357372-15 
    101HOUvs CHNW6-157-44126Yes--363373-10 
    102HOUvs CHNW6-458-44126Yes--369377-8
    103HOUvs LANL5-658-45126Yes--374383-9
    104HOUvs LANL7-1158-46137Yes--381394-13 
    105HOUvs LANW5-259-46126Yes--386396-10 
    106HOUvs LANW4-360-46126Yes--390399-9 
    107HOUvs SFNL0-860-47126Yes--390407-17 
    108HOUvs SFNW6-461-47126Yes--396411-15
    AugustGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    109HOUvs SFNW5-462-47125Yes--401415-14
    110HOUvs ATLW4-163-47125Yes--405416-11 
    111HOUvs ATLW4-365-47114Yes--415421-6 
    112HOUvs ATLW6-265-47114Yes--415421-6
    113HOUvs ATLW3-266-47113Yes--418423-5
    114HOU@ LANL8-1066-48113Yes--426433-7
    115HOU@ LANW4-167-48113Yes--430434-4 
    116HOU@ LANL3-467-49113Yes--433438-5
    117HOU@ ATLW2-168-49113Yes--435439-4
    118HOU@ ATLL2-368-50113Yes--437442-5 
    119HOUvs MONW4-169-50113Yes--441443-2 
    120HOUvs MONW2-170-50113Yes--443444-1 
    121HOUvs MONL0-370-51125Yes--443447-4
    122HOUvs PHIL2-570-52125Yes--445452-7 
    123HOUvs PHIL0-170-53125Yes--445453-8
    124HOUvs PHIL2-370-54136Yes--447456-9 
    125HOU@ NYNW8-171-54136Yes--455457-2 
    126HOU@ NYNL0-571-55136Yes--455462-7 
    127HOU@ NYNW3-172-55125Yes--458463-5 
    128HOU@ PHIL3-572-56136Yes--461468-7 
    129HOU@ PHIW3-173-56125Yes--464469-5
    130HOU@ PHIW4-174-56125Yes--468470-2
    131HOU@ MONW3-075-56125Yes--4714701 
    132HOU@ MONL6-775-57236Yes0.54774770 
    133HOU@ MONL3-575-58247Yes1.5480482-2
    134HOUvs NYNW2-076-58247Yes0.54824820
    SeptemberGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    135HOUvs NYNW3-177-58136Yes--4854832 
    136HOUvs NYNL4-577-59136Yes--4894881
    137HOUvs LANL0-177-60247Yes0.54894890 
    138HOUvs LANW9-478-60136Yes--4984935
    139HOUvs SDNW4-379-60136Yes--5024966 
    140HOUvs SDNW2-080-60136Yes--5044968 
    141HOUvs SFNL2-980-61136Yes--5065051 
    142HOUvs SFNL1-280-62247Yes0.55075070
    143HOUvs SFNW4-181-62135Yes--5115083
    144HOU@ CINL8-981-63246Yes0.55195172 
    145HOU@ CINL4-781-64247Yes1.5523524-1
    146HOU@ SFNW7-082-64246Yes0.55305246 
    147HOU@ SFNL3-582-65247Yes1.55335294
    148HOU@ SFNL1-282-66247Yes2.55345313 
    149HOU@ SDNW1-083-66246Yes1.55355314 
    150HOU@ SDNL0-483-67247Yes1.55355350 
    151HOUvs ATLL5-683-68247Yes2.5540541-1
    152HOUvs ATLW7-184-68247Yes2.55475425 
    153HOUvs CINW3-285-68247Yes1.55505446 
    154HOUvs CINW4-186-68247Yes0.55545459
    155HOUvs CINL1-786-69247Yes1.55555523 
    156HOU@ ATLL4-586-71248Yes2.5560565-5 
    157HOU@ ATLL1-886-71248Yes2.5560565-5 
    158HOU@ ATLW8-087-71248Yes1.55685653 
    159HOU@ ATLL4-987-72248Yes2.5572574-2 
    160HOU@ LANL5-687-73249Yes3.5577580-3
    161HOU@ LANW3-088-73248Yes2.55805800
    162HOU@ LANW3-289-73248Yes1.55835821


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